We’ve had a busy year – and we’d like to share with you some of the stories that defined the past 12 months –
- Our 2015 Entrepreneurs of the Year — Kongsue and Xeng Xiong – became the first Hmong owners of a broadcast station in Minneapolis.
- Sherry Nelson, Ravi Kapur, and Jeff Chang all became TV station owners after Gray Television hired MMTC Media and Telecom brokers to manage the sale of six of its full-power TV stations to diverse buyers.
- MMTC led an effort by over 30 of civil rights and social justice partners to expand the FCC’s Lifeline program to subsidize the cost of Internet at home for low income families.
- MMTC joined the effort to heal the pain of exorbitant phone rates imposed on the families of incarcerated persons.
- MMTC influenced the FCC to make significant moves to revitalize AM radio, a tremendous step forward in promoting diverse broadcast ownership
- MMTC launched our new Net Equality Tour at the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards in Atlanta where we captured stories from 300 people about their use of the Internet.
Kongsue, Xeng, Sherry, Ravi, Jeff, countless radio station owners, and the families that will now benefit from lower prison phone rates are just a few of the many reasons for you to support MMTC. During my first year as President and CEO of MMTC, taking the reins from David Honig, I have been inspired by stories like these and the urgent need for our work. As we approach our 30th Anniversary, we ask that you consider making a contribution to advance minority ownership; close the digital divide; create a legacy of multicultural media and telecom owners, suppliers, and content providers; and prepare the next generation of advocates and leaders.
Click here to make your tax deductible, online donation to MMTC now and help to promote diversity in the platforms of the future. You can also make an early contribution in support our 7th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, 30 Years of Changing Channels: Platforms of the Future, January 20-21, 2015, at the Westin Georgetown in Washington, DC.
P.S.: In addition to online giving, I am happy to visit with you personally and to share with you the benefits of a legacy investment or named fellowship in MMTC.
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The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is a non-partisan, national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is generally recognized as the nation’s leading advocate for minority advancement in communications.